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16th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run | Richmond SPCA | Saturday, 24. March 2018

Join thousands of animal lovers at the Richmond SPCA's 16th annual Dog Jog and 5K Run, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Robins-Starr Humane Center (2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220). Register today at !

The day begins with a chip-timed 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk for people only, followed by a dog-friendly, leisurely one-mile Dog Jog. Throughout the morning, we host a pet-friendly vendor fair at our Robins-Starr Humane Center, featuring a Kids' Fun Zone and a Pets' Fun Zone packed full of fun activities for the whole family.

The first 1,000 registered participants will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag full of exciting gifts from our generous sponsors. Our awards ceremony immediately follows the Dog Jog and prizes donated by our community partners will be awarded for our top individual and team fundraisers, as well as our fastest 5K finishers both overall and by age group.

Last year, our amazing Dog Jog and 5K Run supporters raised more than $150,000 to guarantee that thousands of homeless animals in the care of the Richmond SPCA have a second chance for a happy life in a lasting, loving home. In addition, funds raised support the lifesaving programs and services provided by our staff and volunteers to the people and pets in our community. You can help raise crucial, lifesaving funds to benefit pets in the care of the Richmond SPCA!

For updates and more information, be sure to like our Dog Jog and 5K Run Facebook page, and use the hashtag #DogJog when you share about your participation on Twitter and Instagram.

Event Schedule: Saturday, March 24
8:15 to 9:15 a.m.: On-site 5K registration and packet pickup
9:00 a.m.: Vendor Fair opens
9:30 a.m.: 5K Run begins
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: On-site Dog Jog registration and packet pickup
11:00 a.m.: Dog Jog begins, Richmond SPCA adoption center and gift shop open
12:00 noon: Awards Ceremony begins
1:00 p.m.: Vendor Fair closes

Registration Fees
Dog Jog: $30 until February 28 at noon, $40 until March 25*
Register for a one-mile fun walk/jog with your dog! Registration is per dog. All dogs must wear ID tags, be on a leash at all times (no flexi/retractable leashes permitted), socialize well with other dogs, be current on rabies vaccinations, be at least six months of age and not be in heat. Please be kind to your canine companion and maintain a leisurely pace.

5K Run (***** Participant): $30 until February 28 at noon, $40 until March 24*
Chip-timed, sanctioned 5K race registration option for participants ages 16+. No dogs, please.

5K Run (Youth Participant): $20 until February 28 at noon, $30 until March 24*
Chip-timed, sanctioned 5K race registration option for participants ages 15 and under. No dogs, please.

Both Dog Jog and 5K Run: $55 until February 28 at noon, $75 until March 24*
Register for both events and save $5!

Cat Nap: No registration fee
Register to Cat Nap to support the Richmond SPCA by joining a fundraising team or by raising funds as an individual without physically participating in either the Dog Jog or the 5K. You may also select the Cat Nap registration option if you do not have a dog but you are accompanying a registered dog in the Dog Jog. This registration option does not include a T-shirt or a goodie bag.

* Online registration closes at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. After this time, you may register in person on the morning of the Dog Jog and 5K Run.